Clinical Operations

Clinical Operations

Benjamin Franklin once said, “For every minute spent organising, an hour is earned.” The clinical operations function of a company is all about organisation, and optimising this function is key to the delivery of clinical trials – without this team no clinical research activity could be delivered. There are more than 300,000 clinical trials ongoing worldwide at any time, so effective clinical operations could save a lot of time and money in the drug development process.

Clinical trials are a necessity for the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of diseases, but recruiting patients to conduct them can prove to be a challenge for clinical operations teams. A quantitative study conducted by Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development found that 11% of investigative sites failed to enrol a single patient. In a way to combat this, clinical operations teams are turning to social media to recruit patients for their trials. The study by Tufts brought together a group of 20 pharmaceutical companies including Lilly, Pfizer and Novartis. They have already piloted or tapped into social media with good results, with the report finding the number of patients being recruited on social media is increasing by 11%, year on year.

The payoff to a career in clinical operations is, of course, the satisfaction that comes with being involved in potentially lifesaving research, and enticingly most people working in clinical operations are usually paid excellent remunerations due to the importance of their role and the responsibility it carries. Clinical operations is an in-demand specialty, the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that jobs are expected to grow much faster than sector average, at 17%, by 2024.

Clinical Operations Jobs

Clinical Trial Manager/Senior Manager
Negotiable, Seoul

Location: Seoul, Korea Therapeutic Areas: Oncology, Cardiovascular, Infectious Disease, CNS/Neuro...

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Clinical Trial Manager/Senior Manager
Negotiable, Taipei

Location: Taiwan Therapeutic Areas: Infectious Disease, CNS/Neuroscience An award-winning global ...

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Clinical Project Leader
Negotiable, Seoul

Location: Korea My client is a global company in the life science industry that provides drug dev...

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Senior Clinical Trial Manager
US$95 - US$130 per hour + Health, Vision, Dental, 401K, South San Francisco

A start-up sized Oncology Biotech headquartered in California is looking to bring an experienced ...

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Executive Search Operations Coordinator
US$35 - US$38 per hour, Boston

Executive Search Operations Coordinator 6 month contract Cambridge, MA Hybrid (1-2 days/week on-s...

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Associate Director, Commercial Procurement
US$85 - US$95 per hour, Massachusetts

**Hybrid Onsite Role, Cambridge, MA** Job opportunity with a top biopharmaceutical company that i...

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Senior Clinical Trial Manager
US$95 - US$125 per hour + Health, Vision, Dental, 401K, San Francisco

A mid-sized, multi-national Biotechnology company headquartered in California is looking to bring...

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Senior CRA / Principle CRA
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong Position: Senior CRA / Principle CRA An award-winning global Clinical Researc...

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Clinical Trial Management Director
Negotiable, Singapore

Location: Singapore One of the global leading, award winning Clinical Research Organisation with ...

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